Tuesday, 24 February 2015

BA US Airborne #2 - WIP 10h 15m

Hi All,

Ready for action are the US Airborne! Yes tonight I got them completed, including their lining, basing and vanishing.

Here is their painting guide with completed pics below:

  1. Clean and wash mouldings
  2. Assemble the minis, attaching to bases
  3. Attach sand to bases with PVA
  4. Apply an undercoat with the airbrush using a 1:1 mix of Black Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  5. Apply Zenithal highlight from directly above with the airbrush using a 1:1:1 mix of White:Black Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  6. Airbrush the whole mini with several thin coats of a 1:1:1 mix of German Camo Beige(VMC):Airbrush Thinner(V):Water/flow aid mix
  7. Paint the skin with a coat of Flat Flesh(VMC)
  8. Paint the helmets, dark green equipment (grenades, MP/BAR pouches & medic’s) with a coat of US Dark Green(VMC)
  9. Paint the wood (rifle, handles), chin strap, canteen cover, boots & any holsters with a thinned coat of Flat Brown(VMC)
  10. Paint the webbing, helmet camo cloth, backpacks, knife scabbard, ammo pouches & entrenching tools/canteen straps with a coat of Khaki(VMC)
  11. Paint the elbow/knee patches with a coat of Reflective Green(VMC)
  12. Paint the rope with a coat of Iyanden Darksun(C)
  13. Paint any bandages/medic’s armbands with a thinned coat of Ivory(VMC)
  14. Paint the metal parts with a thinned coat of Boltgun Metal(C)
  15. Paint any black equipment(canteen lids, binoculars) with a coat of Black(VMC)
  16. Paint the base top with a thinned coat of Dryad Bark(C)
  17. Paint the base rim with a thinned coat of Reflective Green(VMC)
  18. Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  19. Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix of Agrax Earthshade(C):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  20. Wash the skin and any rope with Reikland Fleshshade(C)
  21. Wash the metal parts with a thinned coat of Nuln Oil(C)
  22. Highlight the skin with a coat of Flat Flesh(VMC)
  23. Highlight any camo netting (helmet) with a coat of Pastel Green(VMC)
  24. Highlight the dark green equipment (helmet, grenades, MP/BAR pouches & medic’s webbing) with a coat of Brown Violet(VMC)
  25. Highlight the uniform with a coat of German Camo Beige(VMC)
  26. Highlight the webbing, helmet camo cloth, backpacks, ammo pouches & entrenching tools/canteen straps with a coat of Khaki(VMC)
  27. Highlight the wood (rifle, handles), chin strap, canteen cover, boots & any holsters with a thinned coat of Saddle Brown(VMC)
  28. Highlight the elbow/knee patches with a coat of Reflective Green(VMC)
  29. Highlight the rope with a coat of Iyanden Darksun(C)
  30. Highlight any bandages/medic’s armbands with a thinned coat of Ivory(VMC)
  31. Highlight any black equipment(canteen lids, binoculars) with a coat of Neutral Grey(VMC)
  32. Freehand any red crosses on medic’s with a thinned coat of Carmine Red(VMC)
  33. Dampbrush the tops of the bases with a coat of Pallid Wych Flesh(C)
  34. Highlight the metal areas & Aad battle damage with a sponge (were appropriate) using unthinned Boltgun Metal(C)
  35. Brownline(thinned 1:1 mix of Agrax Earthshade(C):Smokey Ink(VGC) were needed
  36. Repaint the rim of the base with a thinned coat of Reflective Green(VMC)
  37. Airbrush the mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  38. Apply flock to the bases







As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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